When Great Trees Fall By Maya Angelou Analysis

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Morally Justified Throughout our everyday lives we see events or actions to what we were raised to perceive as morally right and wrong. Although is everything we observe to morally right always the right choice? We are judged every day by our choices and actions we make treating each other, animals, objects and with ourselves. We are given these sets of instructions or guideline to what we can accept are right and wrong, but not everyone understands what the language behind morality and how it’s universal. Values, and ethics help living entities distinguish what right and wrong are but since time is in a flux, we can only define what is morality acceptable in today’s age. Moreover, the language of morals is more of a guideline or …show more content…
Some of our basic moral characteristic can also be seen in animal behavior. Animals treat other inferior bottom feeder with disrespect as a human would treat someone we dislike. Should be change the animal 's moral behavior simply because we observe it to be immorally justified? Of course not, the meaning of right and wrong should not be subject to change so that it best fits our definition of …show more content…
Angelou wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards the animals knowing that they can also fear for their lives. Maya Angelou end the poem by saying, “They existed, we can be” (Line 38), in my opinion this means that humans and animals can live in the same nurtured environment. But I don’t think animals and humans can thrive side by side. There is a hierarchy that humans are at the top of, humans will always utilize them for what best fits us. The truth is animals will never be treated will the same moral respect as humans will get. Animals are exploited for their resources everyday but as long as we get our food and resources from them will not give it a second thought. In order for our species to thrive at this point we need those resources that animals can provided even if that means exploiting them in a “harsh” manner as animal activist put

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